King ~ Adopted!

13051631_10208271244114190_807152254902151785_n King is a 4 year old male German shepherd who just arrived. As you can see from the photo of him giving his paw, he is a smart boy! We are still evaluating him but look forward to sharing more details as we get them.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in being considered for King please read Our Adoption Process and answer the questions within.

4/20/16 Update: King was adopted!

1/16/17 Update:  King is back with us. He is about 5 years old now and although he is wonderful with people, he is aggressive with other animals. His owner is moving in with his girlfriend, and since she has five poodles and a cat, King needs to find a new home where he can be the only pet. King is trained and eager to please. He is great with people young and old, and he loves babies.


2/11/2017 Update: King, now known as Gunner, has been adopted by Blake of Sorrento, Florida! We look forward to updates from Blake and Gunner in the future!


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Lady Cordon Bleu ~ Adopted

15894895_10154714795149792_1247299341882875298_nLady Cordon Bleu (formerly Maggie) is a approx. 2 1/2 years old Australian shepherd. She weighs 55 lbs. This stunning girl was an owner surrender to a shelter in AL, who just came to TDL. She’s a wonderful dog, BUT she thinks chickens taste great with ketchup, which makes her a not-so-good farm doggie. She definitely needs a home without chickens, cats, or other small animals! 

More information and photos coming soon.In the meantime, check out her photos on Facebook!

Maggie is located in Deltona, FL. If you’d like to meet Maggie, please go here first to learn about our adoption process.

Update from Serena: “Welp. It’s safe to say Bleu is not dog aggressive. Although we have yet let her out with the pack she’s certainly showing no bad behavior with Bernie. They’ve been hanging out for a bit and she has finally acknowledged him. Just some quick sniffs and her attention is back on me lol.”

She’s a doll really. Total people person. Gives gentle kisses and loves to snuggle.

16113205_10154717559179792_5612932461801616483_o03/15/17 Update from Serena: Deja Bleu, What can I say, I fell in love with her! As I tended to this creature who had such a beautiful soul, I contemplated for quite some time if I should keep her or not. I’ve been helping Giselle with TDL for over 4 years now and I haven’t been in the position to adopt until recently. I thought it would be a great present to myself to adopt Bleu and become a forever Mom to a TDL dog. I’d give Gisele all the excuses in the world as to why Bleu had to stay with us, and even went through some great lengths to keep her hidden from adopters so she could be by my side. I had decided, Bleu was mine.

She a spectacular dog! She’s slightly stubborn when it comes to who gets to sleep in the middle of the bed, but the perfect snuggle buddy once we both would get settled in. When I move, she moves. Even to go get a glass of water, she accompanies me to the kitchen and back. She blends in perfect with the pack and tends to follow Bernie’s lead when roaming around outside. Bernie is my Sheltie of 8 years! When Bernie barks, Bleu barks, as if responding to his rants. When Bernie runs, Bleu chases him as far as Bernie’s legs will go. She loves to chase! Bernie chases the tennis balls and Bleu chases Bernie.

Living in the life of rescue though, I know through experience, things don’t always work out as planned. With Bleu being so perfect, I always thought she could serve a greater purpose. She would be a great service dog, or therapy dog. She has that gentle temperament but playful personality and it’s a perfect blend to be approachable to any person. Although she prefers to stick by me, she is always welcoming to anyone she met. Dog or human.

It wasn’t long before a family came along that needed a dog like Bleu, and it was all by chance. I have a day job working at a Call center, I have a team of people I enjoy working with on a daily basis and they all knew I was excited about this new dog. While having open discussions about dogs and who has had what breed and such, it came to my attention that one of my colleagues, Sarah, has been wanting a dog for some time, but hasn’t been able to take the next step because her youngest son Alden has a fear of dogs. “HOW AWFUL!!” this is all I could think to myself! I love dogs, and dogs are my life! How can a human be deprived of “Man’s Best Friend”? When I inquired further, Sarah explained that he had sensory issues. His little brain is easily overloaded with environmental stimuli. This makes it hard for Alden to determine if the gaze of a dog has malicious intent or not. Whereas you and I might be able to determine within seconds, what intentions a new dog has when being introduced to a pack. Because of this, he developed a natural fear of dogs.

After hearing all of this, I immediately thought of Bleu. I didn’t say it right away but I knew… I knew Bleu would be perfect for Sarah and her Family. Just like any other dog Bleu gets excited when stimulated, but in general, Bleu was a very gentle and quiet dog. I went home to Bleu that night a snuggled her close. I reminded myself why I am in Rescue, It’s not just about the dogs. It’s also about the people who feel complete once they take home a TDL dog. That feeling of completeness when you expand your family. I knew I had to let Sarah know I had a dog that could potentially help Alden get over his fears, and let her family get the dog they have always wanted.

I went to work the next day and shared my thoughts with Sarah. At first, she was a little unsure. Having tried several times before to introduce Alden to dogs had not been successful as of yet. She asked for some time to consider and I told her to take all the time she needs. If the situation didn’t work out, I would absolutely take Bleu as my own.

After lots of thought and discussions with her husband Aaron and the family, Sarah decided it was time to introduce Alden, and her older son Taylor, to Bleu and see how well they got along. We choose a local community park to meet at. Her older son Taylor was beyond excited, he told me he has been begging for a dog for years! After some standoffish hellos from Alden, he was able to reach out and pet Bleu. After a few more moments my heart swelled with pride as I passed along Bleu’s leash to Taylor and his younger brother Alden who immediately told us he was scared of all dogs… except Bleu. Bleu gave him hope and confidence! They both asked lots of questions about Bleu. They wanted to know everything about her. How much to feed her, what her favorite food was, what toys she preferred. The questions were endless and I was happy to answer them all. After a walk down the nature trail and some practice teaching the boys some basic training habits, we went to the baseball field for a run! I ran with the boys and Bleu, several laps around the bases and we were all exhausted! Sarah’s Husband Aaron was able to catch us at the end of the play date and get a quick introduction to Bleu himself! All and all it was a great meet! Although the decision had not been made, I knew by instinct this was a match.

Sarah wanted to allow some time to pass, ensure this is the dog the family wanted. After a week, it was decided. They couldn’t stop talking about Bleu. They couldn’t stop reminiscing about the fun they had at the park! I was thrilled. We agreed we wouldn’t rush it and wanted to meet a few more times to allow both Bleu and Alden time to adjust.

Every day Sarah and I would swap stories. I would tell her about all of Bleu’s little quirks and habits. She would tell me how excited her boys were and how her husband was convinced Bleu would prefer him over anyone else. As the days past the excitement grew. Taylor has written stories and generated care plans for their first week together! Alden and Sarah have gathered all the necessities of owning a dog. Toys, bowls, crate, food, treats, new leash and collar, more toys!

When all is said and done, Sarah and Aaron, along with their boys Taylor and Alden, now have a brand new member of the family! Aaron is a pastor at Heart of Christ Christian Church in Orange City. Their family is very large and extensive. Bleu will be accepted with open arms to a whole new world full of love and happiness! We couldn’t be more thrilled that Bleu will get to be with a family who didn’t think they would have the chance to experience life with a dog! We know that Bleu has forever changed the lives of these boys by adding to the ultimate joy of life! Unconditional love! She will have more friends and family she ever believe possible, and she will get all the attention she deserves!

03/30/17 Update from Serena: Wow! Bleu has settled right in with her new family and is bonkers about her boys! She is protective and proud to have them. She’s even helping to keep them in line! She has already ratted Alden out for trying to sneak out of bed. HA!


Alden himself has really become quite fond of having a new cuddle buddy. Bleu quickly discovered all the yards with chickens while adventuring out in her new neighborhood during her walks with the family!


The family came out to our annual reunion recently and Taylor got the biggest dose of doggie love yet! Bleu ran her little heart out! Over and over and over again! Bleu loved being able to see her loving pack so soon and was quite happy showing off her new Family! These are the moments we live for!




Wally ~ Adopted!

14238085_10154327836459792_5788361071924075529_nI’ve never met a collie I didn’t like! Wally is awesome, kind, gentle and velcro…. everything a collie should be. He makes a great footrest! 

Wally is about 8 – 10 years of age and currently running a little skinny. We couldn’t turn our back on him. We couldn’t let him stay at the pound.

If you’d like to meet Wally, please go here to learn all about our adoption process.
We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better! Check out his Photos on Facebook!





10/5/2016 Update: Wally is settling into his foster home well.  Wally is a great boy, kind and loving, seeking a home to live out his golden years. We would love to find the perfect family but we need your help! Please share this special boy far and wide so maybe Wally can have his dream, a home and a partner to enjoy each moment with!



12/9/2016 Update: Wally was adopted by the Moriarty family of Davenport, FL! As you can see, he’s settling right into his new home.



Marty McFly ~ Adopted!

14040194_10154249423984792_210845351699285471_n   Say “hi” to Marty McFly, formerly known as Rusty. McFly comes to us from Etowah County in Alabama. More photos and information coming soon!13912741_10154249936154792_3099471810529047744_n

Marty is an 8 month old border collie boy.

Marty is one lucky boy too. His paws hadn’t even touched down in Florida before he had interest. We are happy to say he has an adoption pending!

Check out his photos on Facebook!









8/20/2016 Update: Marty McFly  found his home with Tammy and Ed Geary of Clermont, FL. What an awesome new family.





Lady Audrey ~ Adopted!

13669792_10154192172069792_8120430321127248260_nMeet Lady Audrey. This beautiful girl is around 4 years old and weighs 55 lbs. She’s a total angel. Very sweet, with good house manners. Easy peasy, just add water and stir!

As she just arrived on transport yesterday, we’re still getting to know her. More information and photos coming soon. She is located in Deltona, FL. co

If you’d like to be considered for Lady Audrey, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.

Check out her Photos on Facebook!




8/5/2016 Update: Keith from Macclenny, FL has adopted Audrey! Congratulations to them both!







Gracie Belle ~ Adopted!

13330972_10154046265214792_7469467018457878408_nFrom Gracie Belle’s current owner:

In November I rescued a purebred 3.5-year-old female border collie with papers from a breeder that was looking for a home for her or was going to send her to a rescue group. Gracie had been born at the breeders and they kept her for breeding purposes. She had 4 litters of pups by the time she was 3. Although she lived in clean conditions, she had never been in a house, taken anywhere, or spent quality time with people. I adopted her with the intention of having another dog as a companion for my other rescue who is a border mix, Daisy. Unfortunately, Daisy is a border collie white Shepard mix and turns out to have the strong Shepard traits in that she does not get along with other female dogs. Daisy has started a couple of fights with Gracie and I can’ t seem to break her of doing it, so at this time I need to find a home for Gracie.

After adopting her I found out that Gracie is heart-worm positive. In fact, she was probably heart-worm positive when she had her last litter of pups! I have started her on treatment and it should be finished about the end of May. Once that happens I will need a new home for her. At that time, she will be up to date on all shots, heart-worm free and I will then have her fixed before allowing her to be placed.

Although she is a purebred border and has the classic Border collie markings she is NOT a typical border. She is timid. She does not play ball or games and does not show any interest in them. She will not herd sheep, (unless she is with my other dog Daisy while herding, otherwise she shows no interest at all.)

Gracie is very quiet and very timid since she had minimal interaction with people since birth and no outside experiences.She was used strictly for breeding. Although I have been working with her she is still timid. She is very sweet and a cuddler and just wants love and attention but is also happy just to be in the room with me.She is housebroken and has no bad habits that I can see.

She does very well on a leash and is good with people and other dogs, although a noisy family with kids could be intimidating to her. I don’t have young children so I don’t know how she would be with them. She gets along with my other dog Daisy but Daisy is the problem not Gracie.

She would be a great dog for people who want the Border collie looks but not the active personality. She has no bad habits except she loves to carry shoes and socks around. She doesn’t chew them, she just carries them.

She would also be wonderful for an older person or couple that would love to give her attention and love and wants a quiet loving pet.

Once she is available for adoption she will be clear of heartworm, fixed and up to date on all shots.

Gracie will be located in the Deltona, FL area. We will post more Photos on Facebook and updates once she arrives at TDL.

If you’d like to be considered for Gracie, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.13321910_10154046265189792_8983224123609728457_n



6/19/16 Update: It is official. Gracie has left the building with Charlie, a 20 year veteran who served two tours in Vietnam! Gracie’s adoption is not quite our typical story.

Charlie’s sister contacted us after recognizing that Charlie could use a great companion (he has had dogs all of his life until recently). They asked us to work our magic and let them know if we had small, mature, well mannered dog who wouldn’t jump or bark too much.

Well, Gracie may not be small, but she fit the bill and we did a trial run, to see if she could be the companion/emotional support dog he needed.

IMG_4069The process started in early June. It wasn’t long before the first update came:

“Looks like the two have become fast friends! I’m amazed at how Charlie get’s up so easily to make sure she is ready to go outside. She sleeps right by his bedside . I think they are connecting beautifully! You are an angel for recognizing how they could work for each other!”




Shortly after we got the news that it was time to finalize the adoption. A beautiful new friendship and partnership had formed. We believe Gracie had a mission, and thanks to her first rescuer, Karen, she was able to come to us, and we were able to match her to Charlie. It takes a village!







14034695_10154264002919792_1143335181680373414_n8/22/2016 Update: Gracie was returned to TDL through no fault of her own. Sadly, Charlie’s health has been on the decline, and taking care of a dog became too much for him and for the staff at the facility he lives in. She was able to share a lot of happy times with him while they were together, though. <3

In happier news, Gracie wasn’t with us but a couple of days. She was adopted by Wendy and Michael of Sarasota. They lost Nico, their BC of 12 years back in February. She was a very special dog, and it was a heartbreaking experience for the whole family. They decided to wait until the end of the summer to start looking for a new dog…and voila, there was Gracie! Right on time. There will definitely be lots of updates and photos, as they are Johannah’s (Alfie’s mom’s) parents!









Fabio ~ Adopted!

13177473_10208401643494093_7266090172525329796_nFabio lives up to his name! Long flowing locks, soulful eyes, a real dreamboat. 😉 And at only 20 lbs, he’s travel-sized!

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you’d like to be considered for Fabio, please go here to learn all about Our Adoption Process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.














13230132_10154011562794792_7530346380314706586_n 5/15/16 Update: Fabio was adopted by the Millers of Plant City, FL. He will be sharing his new home with their mini dachshund and their other Sheltie! Congrats, Fabio!





Malcolm ~ Adopted!

12938280_10153930129354792_287939008352803064_nMalcolm (formerly known as Jake) is a 2 year old purebred male German shepherd. Malcolm does well with other dogs and would do well with another social dog.

Malcolm is a big boy and is housebroken and leash trained. He could use some additional obedience training to work on some additional basics.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

If you are interested in being considered for Malcolm please read Our Adoption Process and answer the questions presented in the article.



4/18/16 Update: Malcolm was adopted by the Fourari family of Tampa. Congrats on your new home!



Alfredo – Adopted!


Alfredo is a 5 month old Pyr mix who came to us from AL. From the looks of him, we think he may have some Collie or Aussie in the mix as well. Alfredo is extremely friendly and affectionate. He’s very people people-oriented, but likes other dogs as well. He will b e a large dog when he’s done growing!


“Alfredo reminds me so much of our dog, Alfie, who’s also a Pyr mix. Alfie’s a big guy, but he’s so gentle and laid back, you forget that he’s a moose. I have a feeling Alfredo will be a mellow dog as well. A couch potato/teddy bear!” ~Johannah

If you’d like to be considered for Alfredo, please go here to learn all about our adoption process. We don’t use a traditional application, but we would like you to answer a few questions so we can get to know you better.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!



3/8/16 Update: Alfredo was adopted by Jackie Traynor of Orlando. She adopted Madonna (now Lucy) back in 2014, and was looking for an energetic friend to keep her busy. It was love at first sight for the two of them! Looking forward to updates and photos!

Flynn ~ Adopted!

12144662_10153509944574792_8371856800179336767_nFlynn is coming to us to find a forever home.  He is incredibly smart and is easy to train (Who says deaf dogs don’t listen? [Read More]). Flynn is devoted and loyal and could easily be someone’s best buddy. He is also quiet and did we mention, house broken? He’s got that down pat. It’s time for Flynn to have a forever family all his own, and we are looking for just the right person for the job. Does that sound like you?

12122714_10153522800104792_1299266316807842049_nFlynn is in Deltona, FL and yes he is available for adoption! He is approximately 3 years old and 50 lbs. He is also deaf but that doesn’t hold him back in the least. Interested in becoming his family? Check out Our Adoption Process and answer the questions in email. 

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

12021946_10206737196283953_2115093453_nFlynn (aka John King) can’t wait to meet his next best friend(s)

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3/31/16 Update: Flynn was adopted by the DeRosa family of Florida! Congratulations to them all.

Tootsie~ Adopted!

Tootsie is a 16 month old female chihuahua who comes to us after the death of her owner.
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She is receiving medical care and is seeking a loving home! If you are interested in being considered for Tootsie please read Our Adoption Process, answer the questions presented in the article, and send your answers to the email listed in the post.

IMG_702322Sarah’s take on Tootsie:

During my visit to Florida for the TDL Reunion I had the opportunity to meet Tootsie. She is a beautiful Chihuahua with the most amazingly sweet eyes. When I walked in, she was scared. Tootsie hasn’t been socialized much, and she is initially afraid of anything new. She has already adjusted life in the TDL pack and grown comfortable, looking to Pink and Rosie for guidance at times when she is unsure.

IMG_7025Initially would not walk near me, she barked, paced, and ran away. Night one she only approached me when the whole pack was getting cookies and she took one nibble and ran. In the morning Gisele put her on a leash and I walked her around. She is still adjusting to wearing a leash but adapted well and after a few minutes she barely noticed it. I took her outside in the yard to give her an incentive to like the leash. I sat down in a chair and offered her treats to come closer, sometimes with small leash cues, sometimes on her own. No sudden movements, low gentle voice, even my words were slow. She needs calm energy, and to know what is happening. Then when she would put her paws on my thigh to get a treat, I slowly moved to the floor and set the treats further across my legs so she had to walk on me to get it.IMG_7009

I practiced putting an empty hand out, and holding a treat in the other so she would have to brush past my hand to get the food, initiating touch. We worked for probably 30 minutes, and it ended with her coming up with no leash tension and standing on my leg (hind legs on the ground). She would not let me touch her body bellow her head but would let me touch her ears. You have to move slowly, slowly, and let her see that you plan to touch her and where. Surprise will make her flee, and moving too fast will scare her. It is the unknown that sets off her anxiety.

We resumed later that day when I sat in Gisele’s spot on the couch. No cookies, but she did hop up and sit with me. She wants affection, she just needs to know she can trust, and that you will respect her. At one point I did move too quickly and scared her. I would expect a fearful dog to bite me, but she nose bopped me instead. I think this shows her desire to trust you. By the end of the evening she was sitting on my lap, getting a massage and if I patted my chest she would come closer and even kissed me. After just a day and a half and she was on my lap, giving kisses. It is possible but you must go slow and show her “I don’t want to hurt you, I want to cuddle and give you nice things.” She will accept.

The morning that I left Florida, I sat on the other couch and shared bits of my toast with the pack. Slowly, slowly Tootsie joined the fun, and when Rosie moved off of my lap she hopped up and curled up. The real gem of the day was when Gisele’s son Ryan came home. Tootsie had previously seemed to show more fear toward men than women. Not today. She allowed him to sit on the couch beside her, and slowly reach over and pet her. No sign of fear. Tootsie is learning bravery and trust, and is letting her amazing heart shine through.IMG_7068You may be wondering, why is all this worth it? Why would I want to deal with a skittish dog? What is the payoff? She is the payoff. You get Tootsie, a good girl who loves to cuddle and kiss. She is alert and will let you know if something is amiss in the house or outside. She is good with other dogs and would love to be your best little buddy. It doesn’t take long to build trust with her and she is worth every moment of it.IMG_7033



3/28/16 Update: Tootsie was adopted by Jessica of Deltona!

Tater Tot ~ Adopted!

12524084_10153704682919792_8976773963458482448_nTater Tot is about 1-2 years old chihuahua who comes to us after the loss of her owner. Check out her Photos on Facebook!

She is receiving medical care and is seeking a loving home! If you are interested in being considered for Tater Tot please read Our Adoption Process, answer the questions presented in the article, and send your answers to the email listed in the post.

12507545_10153718342684792_6491777594445603867_n1/22/16 Update: Tater Tot was adopted by the Clevingers of Jacskonville. She has a new doggie sister, too. A Chihuahua named Zoey!








Loki ~ Adopted


Loki is a 7 year old tricolor male who comes to us after his Mother faced a series of very difficult events which now make it necessary to find these precious babies new homes. They are her beloved ones, she wants them to have wonderful lives, and she searched over 6 months to find just the right rescue for them.


If you are interested in being considered to adopt Loki,
please read Our Adoption Process and contact us with the answers.

12360269_10153628591854792_5042110969772016597_nCheck our Loki’s Photos on Facebook!

A huge, HUGE thank you to Becky Harshman and Jeff Bennett for going above and beyond to make it possible for Sirius, Loki, and Syrinx to come to TDL. There are not enough words to describe the lengths they went to to make things happen for these very special 3 collies. Though these two words will never be enough, THANK YOU!



12/13/15 Update: Loki is still with us and waiting for his family to come.  We are hoping to fulfill his Christmas wish and send him home for Christmas.  Please share this sweet boy so we can get him home!




12/19/15 Update: Loki was adopted by the Weldon family of Orlando yesterday. They were searching for a Collie and Loki was a perfect fit. Yay!



Little Vader ~ Adopted

12219603_10153565039174792_5020078036147885926_nLittle Vader may have the name of a villain but he is anything but! Vader is a 13 month male chihuahua, approximately 5 lbs, who is up to date on shots, neutered, and doing well! This spunky little fellow is great with other dogs and has done well with children. He is crate and leash trained and now just needs an awesome home!



If you are interested in adopting Little Vader please read Our Adoption Process and email us with the answers presented in the article.

Check out Little Vader’s photos on Facebook!


11/11/15 Update: Little Vader found his home with Dixie McCombs of Deltona, FL! More information coming soon!

Sir Rusty ~ Adopted!

Sir1  Rusty is a 9 month old purebred  border collie who comes to us with a shining reputation. He is great with other dogs and children, loves to work, and loves to cuddle and give kisses.


10/13/15 Update: When we first got Sir Rusty in we immediately thought of a former adopter who is great at giving a dog a job. When he heard about Sir Rusty he said yes!

Nathan Wilson (one of our awesome volunteers) adopted McCloud (now Asher) and trained with him to become a search and rescue team. Of 18 teams in their class only 3 graduated, and Nathan and Asher did it in half the time it normally takes.  Rusty is next in line for training. We are so happy for them all. Check out their Album on Facebook!


Time Bandit ~ Adopted!

12074946_10153508418949792_6538890253641572098_n Wow! This one year old Border Collie has it all, looks and personality. Time Bandit is a 1 year old male Border Collie. He is up to date on shots and will be neutered prior to adoption.

Bandit is a young guy and is still all puppy. He is energetic and will need a home where he will get exercise.

If you’d like to be considered for this cutie pie, please go here to learn more about our adoption process.

Check out his Photos on Facebook!

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12107878_10153521165209792_1276624186394409991_n10/11/15 Update: Time Bandit was adopted by Bill and Andrea Lerner today! The Lerners are previous TDL adopters. They adopted Shenandoah, now Connie, in 2011. Time Bandit is going to have so much fun on their farm!



 Valentine is a 2 year old female Collie girl. She is quite the doll and is still learning how to play with other dogs, so while she seems to socialize well, we would love to find her a home where she can be the primary princess!  She would do well as an only dog with no cats or small children (she likes to herd and doesn’t quite know her own size).



She is truly a collie in her personality: determined, loving, clever, and she does have a bit of a herding instinct. She can play well with other dogs, though she currently seems like she could take it or leave it. She isn’t rough or excessive in her play with other dogs, but does need to be supervised as she is still figuring out how to play, and sometimes tries to herd her playmates instead. She loves people (& craves affection). Valentine is so clever she has already figured out how to work latches & doors. She has not shown  any food hoarding tendencies while in foster, and is good about taking pills.


Valentine (left) with Foster Brother Bart who shows her how to play.

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And a true blonde (we say this with all the love in our hearts) she can be a little ditzy from time to time and occasionally those walls just come out of nowhere; But try not to hold it against her.

She is learning basic commands and is a quick study (did we mention “smart?”).  She can be determined, and will need a good pack leader who is willing to let her know the rules and be consistent with her.  We believe with good boundaries she will flourish into an amazing family member and loving best friend.

If you are interested in adopting Valentine, please read Our Adoption Process .


Grunt ~ Adopted!


Grunt is a 4 year old Australian Shepherd. Unfortunately, his family is no longer able to give him the attention and exercise he needs, as dad is in the military, and mom is busy taking care of two boys.

Grunt also is VERY smart. Here is what his owner told us about him: “I was sick when my husband was away with the army and I took blankets and pillows to and from the bed to couch every day. After 3 days of doing it Grunt started taking the pillows and blankets for me every morning and night. To this day if he sees me pick up a blanket or pillow and walk towards the bedroom (we have lived in 3 different houses since) he takes it out of my hands and puts it on the bed. He picks up on routines Very quickly. He Loves his people. He is very caring and protective and loyal.
12115552_10153508881324792_419576556063983742_nGrunt needs to go to a home without young children. He is a very sweet dog, but little kids make him nervous!

If you would like to meet Grunt, please go here for more information about our adoption process. Check out his Photos on Facebook.

Grunt is located in Central Florida.



10/11/15 Update: Grunt was adopted by Russ and Guylaine of Jacksonville today! Yay Grunt!

Olive ~ Adopted!

11995719_10206717584713676_1779978772_nOlive is a 1 year old Border Collie who comes to us from a shelter in the Florida Keys. The shelter reached out to us knowing that a smart, energetic young girl like Olive would need a certain type of home and they felt we might be the ones to help her out. We said yes!

11997390_10206718745182687_805688598_n9/9/15 Update: Olive, now Allie was no sooner here than gone. She found her home with Julia and her fiance from Naples, FL.

9/10/15 Update: Olive’s Mommy writes: “Good morning unnamedGisele, We made it thru the first night. Olive (we have named her Allie ) is doing amazing!!! I took her to the vet yesterday to have her looked at and pick up her heart worm meds,  etc. I now have her registered in Naples, chip has been scanned!! Allie is a keeper!!!  Thank you again!!!!” 



Kimberly ~ Adopted!

12003912_10153460627744792_8348795280765746687_nKimberly is a young Aussie Puppy.

If you’d like to be considered for adoption please go here to learn all about our adoption process. We don’t use a traditional adoption application, but we do have a few questions we’d like you to answer before setting up a meet!

Check out the Photos on Facebook!




9/24/15 Update: Kimberly was adopted by the Taylors! They preveiously adopted Amber, her sister, and were fostering Kimberly. Not surprisingly, they experienced “foster failure”. Yay Kimberly and Amber!!!







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